Strathcona Girls Grammar School
Through a culture of academic excellence and a rich selection of co-curricular activities, girls grow and thrive. Strong, resilient, empowered — at Strathcona, these are more than just words.
A Strathcona girl is balanced in mind, body and spirit. Her robust sense of self is founded upon respect, integrity, compassion, courage and genuine community spirit. In essence, Strathcona affords its girls the opportunity to discover who they really are and to pursue their life’s potential by being themselves.
Facilities: Strathcona is by no means a “big” school. But its modest footprint boasts an impressive array of facilities in support of students’ development. These are spread across three campuses — the ELC, Junior School and Senior School in Canterbury, and the Year 9 Tay Creggan in Hawthorn. All campuses have well-serviced public transport close by.
From ELC to Senior School, spaces have been purpose-built to suit student needs
at each year level. These include state-of-the-art smart classrooms, seminar rooms, quiet study spaces, halls and galleries, kitchens, social areas, outdoor spaces (including learning spaces), art rooms, music studios and media rooms. The redeveloped Year 7 and 8 centre connects both year levels while providing dedicated media booths for students to record work and create podcasts.
Of particular note is the 1893 home Tay Creggan, the dedicated Year 9 school on the banks of the Yarra River. Within its Heritage-listed walls students enjoy spacious classrooms, science laboratory, library, commercial kitchen and art space. Alongside the sports ground and basketball court outside, the river affords plenty of water-based activity, including canoeing, kayaking and rowing.
The Senior School campus also offers great sporting facilities including tennis, netball and basketball courts. There is also an Aquatic and Fitness Centre which consists of an indoor gymnasium complex, indoor heated 25m pool and weights and training room. The Creative and Performing Arts Centre has music and drama facilities including a performance area, four art rooms, a multimedia centre with a soundproof recording studio and a food technology facility.
Curriculum: Early Learning at Strathcona aims to instil a sense of excitement and natural curiosity about the world, giving children the courage to explore, investigate, experiment and wonder. A progressive approach to education is influenced by Howard Gardner’s concepts of learning and the Reggio Emilia approach, in which children are recognised as capable and resourceful, and have many different ways to learn, know and communicate. Junior School is a time for your daughter to lay the foundations of good learning habits and life skills. Combining the advantages of both a standalone campus and the proximity of the Senior School facilities, the Junior School is the ideal environment for students to develop a strong sense of belonging
The Senior School provides a broad range of challenging and rich learning opportunities across academic, pastoral care and co-curricular programs. The Senior School curriculum covers English, Mathematics and Science but also offers Art, Drama, French and/or Mandarin Chinese, Food Technology, Humanities, Music, Health and Physical Education, Pastoral Care and many more opportunities in the senior years. Across all year levels, there are many leadership opportunities so that girls can develop their talents, skills and confidence. Through guided research and individual consultation with staff and study skills advice, the senior year girls gain independence in their learning, preparing them for tertiary study and the challenges of a future career. Students are challenged to explore their individual learning styles and thinking strategies. For our Year 9 students, Strathcona has developed the TC Envision Program specifically tailored for Year 9 students at Tay Creggan. Woven together with the Australian National Year 9 Curriculum, the TC Envision Program teaches important entrepreneurial and life-ready skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, design capability, intellect, collaboration, communication and resilience.
An active sport and outdoor program contributes to the health and wellbeing of our students. Caring, passionate staff are experts in the emotional, social, physical and cognitive stages of development of teenage girls. Strathcona offers French and Mandarin Chinese as languages starting in Prep through to Year 12.
ICT: Strathcona is a technology-rich environment. Information and communications technology is fully integrated across the curriculum. Students in the Junior School have access to School owned iPads and computers, Years 7 and 8 students purchase a school-specific laptop, whereas Years 9-12 students bring their own device. The school has outstanding computer facilities including iPads, interactive whiteboards and the online learning management systems all supporting a 21st-century learning environment. All students are encouraged to utilise interactive technology to communicate effectively.
Sport: Physical Education is part of the core curriculum from the ELC to Year 10 and is available as a VCE subject in Years 11 and 12. Students are encouraged to participate in inter-house, inter-school and other state and national events. Strathcona is a member of Girls’ Sport Victoria.
Co-curricular activities: Strathcona’s diverse extra-curricular program encourages the social development of the students and allows participation in a wide range of activities including drama, music, sport, debating and public speaking. Compass (Years 5 to 8) and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme (part of the Curriculum in Year 9) provide students with a variety of challenging, non-competitive, voluntary activities that encourage personal growth, enterprise and a broad range of life skills. To extend students global awareness, there are many opportunities for international exchanges and tours.
Student welfare programs: Strathcona’s commitment to pastoral care and wellbeing underlies all programs, the curriculum and co-curricular activities. Personal, social and spiritual development is nurtured and there is a strong sense of family within the school community, with many cross-age links among the students and close ties between home and school.
Principal: Mrs Marise McConaghy.
|Years||Kindergarten - Year 12|
8k - 12k 12k - 16k |
From $10,416 (ELC) to $30,980 (Year 12) per annum.
03 8779******* 03 8779 7500
|Address||34 Scott Street, Canterbury 3126|
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In 2023, St Aloysius College proudly takes a bold step towards the future, becoming the first Catholic co-educational secondary school to serve the vibrant, multicultural City of Melbourne. Co-education will commence with the first intake of Year 7 boys. Subsequent years will continue to welcome boys through the Year 7 intake until St Aloysius becomes fully co-educational in 2028. The change continues the 134-year Mercy tradition of responding to local community needs and making education accessible to all talented young people, especially families seeking to educate their children together.
An empowering education
Academic programs at St Aloysius have been designed to encourage a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and discovery. We have a curriculum that blends the very best of educational tradition with an innovative, enquiry-based cross-curricular approach that allows students to make connections, synthesise knowledge and develop literacy skills in a collaborative culture underpinned by a focus on the wellbeing of and respect for the individual.
Inspiring bright futures
At St Aloysius we recognise the very important role that social, cultural and physical wellbeing play in the learning, personal growth and development experienced by our students during their six years at the college. The St Aloysius curriculum is enriched and extended by a vast co-curricular offering that is alive to the needs and wishes of the students and evolves as they do; the program encompasses sport, camps and outdoor education, drama, music and various school-based wellbeing programs. Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of intra- and inter-school sporting competitions, creative and performing arts programs (including choir, orchestra, production) and social and cultural extensions including debating and public speaking. The college has a global focus with sister schools in Milan, Italy and Kyoto, Japan that our students are able to visit as part of their languages and arts studies.
Where individuals succeed together
St Aloysius staff are exceptionally well qualified in their various fields (academic and beyond!) and, most importantly, are committed to encouraging each student to achieve their own personal best, whatever this may look like. Throughout their secondary education years in this close-knit school, St Aloysius students are known by, and know, their teachers. These strong relationships foster a culture of inquiry, and our students leave as creative, independent thinkers with a love of learning and solid foundations that prepare them to step out into the world and embrace their collective futures.
In a culture cultivated by the individuality of each member of the community, there is no ‘typical’ St Aloysius Student. We celebrate our diversity. We accept all and thrive on the fusion of cultures and backgrounds that enable our students to flourish. The college is the thread that connects these vibrant, dedicated, and thoughtful young people.
Innovation and experimentation
As a school, we pride ourselves on our commitment to stretching the boundaries of conventional education. Ever-evolving, and with increasingly future-focused resources and equipment, our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) program is carefully designed to increase awareness and curiosity in these important fields, and to hone cross-disciplinary understanding. Our students are confident to identify and build connections between ideas and learning areas, and empowered to apply these without limit to the expectations of the myriad different futures they define for themselves.
|Years||Year 7 - Year 12|
(03) 93******* (03) 9325 9200
|Address||31 Curran Street, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051|
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St Andrew’s Cathedral School
What is distinctive about St Andrew’s?
Located in two high-rise buildings in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, St Andrew’s Cathedral School (SACS) is an innovative, globally focused co-educational learning community for students from Kindergarten through to Year 12. The school’s urban location presents vast opportunities for students to engage beyond the classroom, with city museums, theatres, legal centres, green spaces, government institutions and industry. SACS offers a strong academic program and extensive opportunities to be involved in sport, music, drama and outdoor education.
As an authentically Christian school, Christian values are embedded in all aspects of daily life, with honesty, integrity, humility, respect and service being foundational to the richness of relationships at SACS. The nurturing learning environment and pastoral-care focus ensures every student is known, valued and empowered. A comprehensive student-wellbeing program focuses on developing character strengths and addresses many of the challenges faced by students today.
What can students expect?
Students are encouraged to grow their hearts, minds and lives, embracing the future with a global outlook and being well prepared to achieve personal bests in all fields of endeavour. Students also investigate the Christian world view and what it has to say about the journey as participants in a 21st-century world. All students grow in their understanding of the value of leading and serving others and gain first-hand experience in helping those less fortunate than themselves through a service learning program. The academic program ensures students are learning at a level that matches their capabilities — whether they are gifted and talented or needing extra support.
SACS seeks to ensure students are engaged and learning every day. With that in mind and a focus on educational excellence, SACS has introduced individual data dashboards that enable students to set goals for particular subjects and have their progress analysed at regular intervals. The school employs passionate, experienced educators, many of whom are leaders in their field. The Junior school offers accelerated classes to support gifted learners and specialist teachers in music, languages, science, sport and art. From Years 7–10, the world-leading International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years framework is used to deliver the NSW syllabus and in Years 11–12, students can choose the HSC or IB Diploma program, both of which offer a vast number of subject choices.
The school’s music, performing arts and outdoor education programs are considered to be among the best on offer in NSW, presenting students with innumerable opportunities to excel. There are more than 30 music ensembles aimed at a range of skill levels that are integrated with outstanding performance opportunities — at cathedral events, concerts, musicals and international tours. There are drama ensembles, an annual drama production for Middle School and Senior College students, as well as inter-school Theatresports competitions. Other activities include debating, mock trial, chess, dance, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and numerous clubs.
The outdoor education program at St Andrew’s is one of the largest and most comprehensive of any school in NSW, beginning in Kindergarten and running through to Year 10, with optional trips in Years 11 and 12. The school has its own outdoor education department and centre, located in the Southern Highlands outside Sydney, where its focus is on delivering highly engaging programs that “challenge and change lives”.
A vast sports program, utilising outstanding facilities on-site and at The University of Sydney and nearby Wentworth Park, offers something to suit every ability and interest. All secondary students are encouraged to participate in at least one school sport. These include rugby, football, tennis, hockey, netball, mountain biking, fencing, water polo, dance, cross-country skiing, swimming, basketball, cricket, softball, futsal and touch football.
St Andrew’s Cathedral School is a comprehensive school but does also
offer a number of academic and music scholarships, at various levels, each
year to outstanding applicants.
Music scholarships are awarded each year to talented musicians (from Year 4 through to Year 11), who have the ability to reach the highest levels of performance and musicianship. Concerts, musicals and international music tours provide an incredible variety of performance opportunities for students. Academic scholarships are offered each year to outstanding students entering Years 5, 6 or 7. Chorister scholarships are offered to boys in Years 3–5, who wish to join the internationally acclaimed St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir. They form the treble line of the choir and sing in cathedral services each week.
Gawura Indigenous scholarships are offered to local Indigenous children wishing to start Kindergarten in the Indigenous primary school, which is contained within the St Andrew’s Cathedral Junior School. The unique Kindergarten to Year 6 school delivers intensive numeracy and literacy lessons within a culturally enriching environment, promoting Indigenous identity and cultural understanding.
|Years||Kindergarten - Year 12|
02 9286******* 02 9286 9500
|Address||Sydney Square, 474 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000|
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Wyndham Christian College
Wyndham Christian College is a growing school for a growing community. It is inclusive and welcoming and reflects the multicultural vibrancy of the local area. As a new school they are committed to exploring education innovations that will enhance learning opportunities and prepare students for a successful future.
Our Stage 1A building is having all the finishing touches finalised and is looking great. Please click here to see the improvements.
CURRICULUM AND SPECIALIST SUBJECTS
Wyndham Christian College follows the Victorian Curriculum. The Victorian Curriculum sets out what every student should learn from Prep to Year 10. In 2026, Wyndham will offer VCE as well as other flexible learning options to suit different learners.
The content of the Victorian Curriculum F–10 includes both essential knowledge and skills, these are defined by learning areas and capabilities. The capabilities enable students to develop particular values, dispositions and self-efficacy to become ‘successful learners, conﬁdent and creative individuals and active and informed citizens’ (Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, 2008).
The key learning areas include:
English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business) The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts) Technologies (Design and Technologies, Digital Technologies) Health and Physical Education Languages. Schools can also offer additional elements within their teaching and learning program.
All students at Wyndham Christian College complete learning in Numeracy, Literacy, Integrated Studies (Science, History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business), Art, ICT, Language, Music, Health, Physical Education and Health. As our students’ progress through the breadth stage (Years 3–8) student learning continues to include each of the curriculum areas, but will have a specific focus on English, Mathematics and Science. When the school reaches the Pathways stage (Years 9–10), Wyndham Christian College will offer a combination of compulsory subjects including English, Science, Mathematics, Humanities, Physical Education and Health as well as a wide range of elective subjects that student can select based on interest.
Additional to the Victorian Curriculum, Wyndham Christian College students from Grade 1 upwards participate in two clubs; Garden Club and Explorer Club. Students from Grade 3 upwards participate in Sport and will compete against other schools in their upper Primary years.
All students also participate in Discovery Learning (Library), Up & Go (Sports Circuit), School Assemblies, Worship (singing), and Chapel services. Students also engage in a daily spiritual devotion.
The programs of, and teaching in, a school must support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:
- elected government
- the rule of law
- equal rights for all before the law
- freedom of religion
- freedom of speech and association
- the values of openness and tolerance.
|Years||Kindergarten - Year 6|
(03) 87******* (03) 8740 4770
|Address||418-438 Ballan Rd|
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Wahroonga Adventist School is excited to have nearly completed its expansion into a full Prep to Year 12 co-education Christian School, with year 12 commencing 2021. Established in 1905, Wahroonga Adventist School is owned and operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, it is one of 6 Schools in Sydney and part of a worldwide network that includes Adventist Schools, colleges and universities.
With a motto of “Nuture for Today, Learning for Tomorrow, Character for Eternity”, Wahroonga Adventist School provides a Christ centred environment with a holistic approach to learning, focusing on children’s mental, physical, social and spiritual needs, which will ensure they are equipped with an education that prepares them for life.
Comprising a Junior School (years pre Kindy – 4), Middle School (years 5 – 8) and Senior School (years 9 – 12), Wahroonga Adventist School is structured as 3 small schools in one operating out of a new campus which features state of the art facilities. Specialist learning areas include science labs, music and art studios, design and technology lab, hospitality kitchen, computer lab, general learning areas, oval, multisport courts and multiple outdoor play areas.
The Junior School offers students a solid foundation of learning in an engaging environment, Middle School nutures students as they grow and transition into high school, while Senior School prepares students to be our future leaders.
It is a priority at Wahroonga Adventist School to support children to be their best. Streaming classes are available for students who excel in Mathematics, Spelling and Reading (K-10), while studying subjects of interest through distance education/TVET is available for students in Years 11 and 12. Specialist learning support is available and provided to students who are experiencing learning difficulties, the pastoral care team engage and guide students while school counsellors are also available to support students daily.
The School is passionate about its range of art, drama and music programs, and the importance of student health and wellbeing is promoted through the School’s diverse sports and outdoor education program. Wahroonga Adventist School also offers a lively extra-curricular program which includes leadership opportunities, community service, sporting activities, outdoor camps and the Duke of Edinburgh.
|Years||Kindergarten - Year 12|
02 9487******* 02 9487 2100
|Address||181 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga NSW 2076|
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Founded in 1890, Anglican independent, day and boarding school. Barker College is a fully coed school from Pre-K to Year 12.
Facilities: The School has excellent facilities to provide a broad liberal education of academic work and activities. A new Sports and Learning Precinct opened in 2020 providing 5 new courts, Strength & Conditioning gym and PDHPE classrooms. Other facilities at the School include a four-storey library, Music Centre, Design Centre, Indoor Aquatic Centre, outdoor performance stage, Dance Studio and performance theatres.
Electives: Years 11 and 12: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture, Society and Culture, Earth and Environmental Science, iSTEAM, Modern History, Ancient History, Economics, Business Studies, Geography, Music, Visual Arts, French, Latin, Japanese, Design and Technology, Legal Studies, Industrial Technology, Software Design and Technology, Drama and PDHPE.
Sport: Athletics, cricket, tennis, netball, softball, squash, rugby union, rugby 7s, touch football, Australian rules, soccer, swimming, surf life-saving, equestrian, fencing, rowing, volleyball, basketball, hockey, cross-country, taekwondo, water polo, strength and conditioning and modern dance.
Extra-curricular activities: Cadets, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, drama and musicals, orchestra, bands, ensembles, choir, chess, robotics, debating and public speaking, photography, ceramics, snowsports and mountain biking.
Wellbeing and personal development: There is an established and active pastoral care House structure for all students from Pre-K to Year 12. Students attend chapel once a week and Connect Groups twice a week. Good cross-school mentoring and supportive relationships are important for the wellbeing and sense of belonging of young people at Barker.
Special features: With the ability to offer such a broad curriculum, the School’s students are enriched in his or her interest areas. Barker College endeavours to meet the needs of students with learning support as well as gifted and talented programs. Tours of the School are conducted regularly; please visit the website for further information.
From the school: Barker College is located on Sydney’s upper North Shore. As an Anglican community, the School aims to inspire every learner, every experience, every day. From Pre-Kindergarten through to the Senior years, students are exposed to a range of diverse opportunities and experiences. Through these, they’re able to develop resilience and adaptability within a supportive environment.
Head of school: Mr Phillip Heath AM.
91 Pacific Highway, Hornsby 2077
+61 2 8438 7999
|Day/boarding||Day and Boarding|
|Years||Kindergarten - Year 12|
|Enrolment||Students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 including 60 Year 10 – 12 boarders.|
Over 16k |
Tuition from $25,000
8438 79******* 8438 7999
8438 76******* 8438 7609
|Address||91 Pacific Highway, Hornsby NSW 2077|